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Faceted flower vase
Date: 2003
Materials: Stoneware with natural ash glaze
Style or Ware: Iga type ware
Dimensions: H. 11 1/2 in x W. 4 1/2 in x D. 4 1/4 in, H. 29.2 cm x W. 11.4 cm x D. 10.8 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Koichi Yanagi
Department: Japanese Art
Collection: Ceramics
Object Number: 2003.25
On Display: No

Description

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For this vase Tsujimura, an artist from the Nara area of Japan, sliced the sides of a clay block using a long sashimi knife to create a rough, earthy quality. The artist prepared the glaze by combining natural ash with feldspar and siliceous stone. He used a small kiln just large enough to contain several pieces, firing them at an extremely high temperature.

This vase is intended for use in the alcove (tokonoma) of a tea ceremony room. The block of clay that comprises this example has only a small opening, as this type of vase would hold a single branch of a flowering tree. The thick bottom is for balancing the tall, heavy branch.


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Exhibition History: "Sights Unseen: Recent Acquisitions", Tateuchi Gallery, September 2, 2006 - March 25, 2007
Label:

For this vase Tsujimura, an artist from the Nara area of Japan, sliced the sides of a clay block using a long sashimi knife to create a rough, earthy quality. The artist prepared the glaze by combining natural ash with feldspar and siliceous stone. He used a small kiln just large enough to contain several pieces, firing them at an extremely high temperature.

This vase is intended for use in the alcove (tokonoma) of a tea ceremony room. The block of clay that comprises this example has only a small opening, as this type of vase would hold a single branch of a flowering tree. The thick bottom is for balancing the tall, heavy branch.


Exhibition History: "Sights Unseen: Recent Acquisitions", Tateuchi Gallery, September 2, 2006 - March 25, 2007